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Roan Mountain Rhododendron Report 2016

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With the 70th NC Rhododendron Festival coming up soon (June 17-18) the rhododendrons on Roan Mountain are getting ready for the show! Local reports from the mountain indicate that there should be some…

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Mayland Community College Makes Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Top List

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Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine lists Spruce Pine as one of the Top 4 of the Best Night Sky Parks in Appalachia.  In Appalachia, four parks have been recognized as dark-sky…


4 New Years Resolutions for Small Businesses

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New Year’s Resolution Checklist for Small Businesses With January here, now is the perfect time to reflect on how to grow your business in 2016. This year, resolve to minimize stress…

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Spruce Pine Named One of America’s Best Food Cities by Conde Nast Traveler

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We all know New York, Charleston, and New Orleans are destinations for food lovers—but in these U.S. cities, each with a population under 8,000, dining out is an event.  …

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Don't Miss the Mine Tours at the NC Mineral and Gem Festival this year! The tours are sponsored by Quartz Corporation and are only offered once a year during the Festival. Adults and Kids are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

NC Mineral and Gem Festival Mine Tours

August 4, 2016, 7:00pm - August 5, 2016, 9:00pm

NC Mineral and Gem Festival

Don't Miss this opportunity to tour a real mine and collect and keep all of the specimens you can carry. Made possible by The Quartz Corporation, tour go-ers will visit a real working mine in Spruce ...

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Thursday August 4th is Senior Citizens Day at the NC Mineral and Gem Festival! ... See MoreSee Less

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